Programme Officer

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  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed

Zoological Society of London


Programme Officer

Country: NP

City: Nepal

Category: Conservation

Department (and Section): Conservation and Policy – Global Conservation Programmes – Species

Closing Date: 04/11/2022

Level: Officer / Advisor / Executive / Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time / Fixed Term Contract


Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international conservation charity founded in 1826 as the world’s first scientific zoological society. During its near 200 years history, it has had a firm legacy of conservation, research, and animal care in over 50 countries, helping it pursue its vision of a world where wildlife thrives. ZSL’s purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people so that they understand their roles in helping stop wild animals from going extinct. ZSL has been working in Nepal for the past 25 years.

Role Profile

ZSL Nepal programme is a highly diverse programme with projects spanning integrated landscape management as well as species conservation (namely tiger, rhino, and EDGE species), protected area management, sustainable community development and building in country conservation capacity. This rapidly expanding programme is seeking a Programme Officer with extensive and relevant management and conservation experience to assist the Country Office in leading the delivery and development of this exciting programme. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the implementation of a suite of projects, working closely with senior management to streamline current operations and ensure continuity of delivery of high-quality outputs with significant conservation impacts.
This post is based in our west Nepal Kohalpur office, Banke National Park with regular trips to other field projects for support.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical support for planning, implementation and monitoring of Project activities in western Terai landscape.
  • Develop harmonious relations and work jointly with team members including providing administrative and logistical assistance as required.
  • Ensure that all fieldwork activities are implemented according to procedures and guidelines and safeguarding policies.
  • Ensure that projects are efficiently and effectively managed, with work plans being developed and followed ensuring project objectives are achieved in line with the time frame.
  •  Manage all administrative, procurement and financial aspects of the project according to the Project Procedures Manual.
  • Represent ZSL in different fora, attend meetings and provide technical support to partners as needed.

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Person Specification

  • Masters degree in natural history (eg. forestry) and should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Proven skills in project implementation, keeping track on M&E plans and reporting, and stakeholder’s engagement in ZSL supported conservation projects.
  • Proven skills in coordination among government agencies particularly the protected areas, Divisional Forest Offices, provincial ministries, and local government. Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and the Ministry of Forests and Environment are the main line agencies of ZSL supported project activities.

To Apply

Applicants will need to send their CV and supporting statement (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability to or or by clicking the apply button on the ZSL website. If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process please contact Human Resources at or

Closing date for applications: 23:59 (Nepal time) Friday 4 November 2022.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728 and with SWC in Nepal.

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